Make Lemonade

Did life hand you lemons?

Laid-off dot-comers should take a lesson from some folks who recently lost their jobs with Nortel Networks. The techies put their collective minds together and built a Web site that highlights their skills and experience. The site,, showcases the workers from five different Nortel locations, and lists them by name and job skills. Clicking on their names lets you download the job seekers résumés. In a high-tech world currently beset by uncertainty, this is one way to get your name out there. Their initiative alone should give them a leg up on the competition.